Raffle brings thousands to small South Dakota town

Folks flocked to Hudson, South Dakota, in hopes of winning the raffle jackpot that's been growing for a year. ABC News' Will Ganss reports.
2:16 | 04/04/19

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Now there's an amazing story one town is out that there was what it would dime store cowboys. And cowgirls are likely folks looking for a lot more than just dollars and arrow will gay and joined us with the details on this tiny town offering if they live there right now a chance to win big I think. Is live from South Dakota. Hey Alia I have a live here in Hudson South Dakota it's a quiet little town near the Iowa border has served it was quiet. Until now. Hudson South Dakota is less than 13 of a mile wide. With a population of just over 300 people but now folks are flocking there for their chance to win big. A raffle a year in the making and it jackpot of 321000. Dollars. And bolsters a community input cuts and on the mountain. I was such a small town probably three course of the people I never heard of it. But they've heard of chase the queen. New spreading about the game played every Wednesday night at wat he's bar folks buying raffle tickets one winner chosen each week to pick a card from the deck. Hoping for the queen of diamonds which would mean all of that prize money. But week after week no one can find knack queen even as the deck to Wendell. But we shall believe it's still going on retailers' got to be the week and then could be 60000 and nobody win and then they all. Next week somebody when NB 80000 and he just kept going on on. Until just hours ago only three cards left in 321000. Bucks on the line. And raffle winner Brian Gordon of Montrose South Dakota stepped up to the table. And. Sleepy little town in South Dakota. Pulled into a dream jackpot reliant Afghanistan. The best part of that story those 300000 dollars Ryan one it'll be a part of the money raised by those raffle ticket sales. The rest of the money will benefit cancer treat treatment and research facilities. There in South Dakota. Well that is incredible it really as Clinton Hudson on the map. And I so that we will live. Base we'll believe they can do.

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